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Trade: Wild acquire backup Jeff Deslauriers

Apr 3, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

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The Minnesota Wild have been leaning heavily on Niklas Backstrom during their hot run in the last month or so and will probably continue that trend. Still, they needed a backup with Matt Hackett traded to the Buffalo Sabres and Josh Harding dealing with health issues, so they acquired Jeff Deslauriers from the Anaheim Ducks for “future considerations.”

“Future considerations” is often code for “whatever junk we have lying around,” so let’s have some fun with fake guesses:

  • A fax machine
  • Maybe a nifty 56K modem?
  • Some of those grade school black and white notebooks
  • Over-priced Boy Scout popcorn.
  • A bunch of pogs (but no slammers).

Anyway, the Wild obviously made a much bigger move today, but this is helpful for depth reasons.

Deslauriers, 28, is 23-32-4 in his NHL career with a .901 save percentage and 3.24 GAA. He hasn’t appeared in an NHL game this season.

  1. radio854321 - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    how about a marian gaborik jersey

  2. alexbaymac - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:23 PM


    • alexbaymac - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Sorry, I thought we were listing things that the Ducks found useless this year. Disregard.

  3. uscthom78 - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Send clutterduck to anaheim

  4. stickmunch - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Reblogged this on estamets and commented:
    Uhh.. He was just in the Komets net as recently as last week.. Strange world

  5. fortwaynekomets - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Jeff Deslauriers is either hot or cold.

    He has been playing in the ECHL this season for the Fort Wayne Komets, and quite frankly, hasn’t been doing good at all for a NHL caliber goalie.

    • lordfletcher - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      for a likely 7th round pick (no clue what the trade was for exactly) and seeing as Harding is battling MS… this deal makes sense in the fact that clearly the Wild are going to ride Backstrom into the dirt.

      good trade, even tho it looks completely worthless LOL

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